Nirana Singh Earns PacWest Player of the Week

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Nirana Singh. Photo by Rob Garcia.

Helping lead Academy of Art University’s offensive charge against Azusa Pacific on Feb. 20–21, graduate student Nirana Singh (Interior Architecture & Design) was named Pacific West Conference Player of the Week on Feb. 24.

On Feb. 20, Singh opened the week by notching a hit in her lone at-bat in game one, offering a single during the Urban Knights’ five-hit rally to push its lead to 8–4 in the seventh inning. She then blasted a three-run homer in the second inning of game two and came right back with another big fly the following day as part of a 1-for-3, two-RBI performance in the third part of the series. After drawing a bases loaded walk in the first inning, Singh launched a solo shot to left field to give her team a cushion in a game ART U would win 5–3. The series finale saw Singh go 3-for-4 with two singles, one run batted in, and one run scored all during a record-tying eight-run second inning.

For the series, she batted .545 (6–11) with two home runs, six RBIs, and three runs scored. She also recorded a 1.091 slugging percentage and had a hit in every contest.

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Nirana Singh. Photo by Rob Garcia.

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Nirana Singh. Photo by Rob Garcia.